A teacher was killed Monday morning and two others were wounded when a student opened fire at a Nevada middle school.
A student opened fire at a Nevada middle school Monday morning, killing a teacher and wounding two students. The suspected shooter is also dead.
The shooting occured at Sparks Middle School, located outside of Reno, just after 7 a.m. local time before the start of the school day, state officials said during an afternoon press conference. The staff member was shot while trying to protect students, they said.
The two minors were brought to Renown Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
Police did not confirm whether or not the gunshot wound that killed the suspected shooter was self-inflicted.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval expressed his concern and sadness over the "horrific shooting" in a statement released after the shooting, adding that his administration was receiving regular updates.
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada said in a statement that "No words of condolence could possibly ease the pain, but I hope it is some small comfort that Nevada mourns with them."
Reid tried to usher in stricter gun control guidelines through Congress earlier this year after a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school but the efforts were stalled.
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